Sunday, December 20, 2009

This is Tropical Cyclone Laurence...

tc laurence

TC Laurence, Laurie to his friends, is new in town. He's been traveling down North West coast here trying to make friends.

I for one am always eager to meet new people and make new friends, welcoming new folks to the community and trying to be warm and inclusive. Since TC Laurie is making his way closer to my camp, and thus possibly making friends with ME, I'd like to offer him some advice...

tc laurence sat

Laurie, I find the best way to make friends is not to come whirling in, aggressive and showy - but to be polite, well mannered and friendly. You don't need to be the toughest, gnarliest, most hard-core kid in the class to stand out and be admired. Uprooting towns and leaving people cowering inside with torches and radios does NOT ingratiate you to a community. Laurie, settle down a bit then you can come out to play.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Mystery knit!

I have a bit of mystery gift knitting going on!!

mystery knit

I just hope I can get it finished in time... Isn't that always the way?!

p.s. Crowd surfed for the first time last night - AWESOME!

Friday, December 04, 2009

I Only Like Pompoms as a Friend

not quite yet pompoms

I fell in love with the 'i HEART pompoms' pattern and after some extensive Ravelry stalking, finally cast on! Knitting with the Bendigo Alpaca yarn is a dream, it's perfect for this pattern and so lovely


I'm only moment from the finish line with this one - it is sitting on my shelf pompom-less and bereft, I really must get my act together, whip up a couple of pompoms and cord and then it will be DONE!

not yet pompoms

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Lovely weekend with Lovely Mum!

Shortly before I flew up here to work away again, I spent a wonderous weekend with my lovely Mum. It was just the two of us and we spent three glorious days together crafting, talking and relaxing.

Pink Ladies

I feel so blessed for my parents, and count them amongst my closest and best friends in the world. It feels such a special treasure to have been able to spend the time together with Mum, nestled away in her gorgeous home delighting in each others' company.

Mum's Nov 09 (1)

Mum has recently re-taken up the knit, so we spent quite a bit of time knitting in various places; cafes (with delicious meals), the loungeroom (watching movies) and of course sitting on Mum's fabulous decking.

Deck crafting

As is always the way with magical times, it seemed to be over all too soon - but I know there will be other wonderful times, and we can keep the magic with us for now in the memories and shared delights until next time :)

Mum's Nov 09 (5)